Schenectady Little League defeated Sound View, Bronx 6-0 to advance to the Little League World Series in 1954. In Williamsport, the Mike Maietta-coached team beat Lakeland, Florida in the quarterfinals. Boog Powell, who later played for the Baltimore Orioles, was a member of the Lakeland squad. The Electric City team beat Colton, California in the final game for the title. Future Major Leaguer Kenny Hubbs was a superb infielder and power-hitter on that Colton team.